Reasons vs excuses when improving fitness

Why there is NO excuse not to get any exersise

Reason – a fact, condition, or situation that makes it proper or appropriate to do something, feel something, etc.
Excuse – an explanation that you give to justify improper behavior

An excuse I hear all the time – “I am so busy with work and with my kids that I don’t have time to focus on weight loss and exercise.”

Reality –  Before every commercial flight their is a safety presentation, we are instructed that in the case of an emergency we should secure our oxygen mask before we secure our children’s.

My message is the same. You cannot take care of your family in the best way possible if you do not first take care of yourself. We are all guilty of it, for most of us it’s human nature. There is something noble in self-sacrifice. In the long term, however, you are short changing yourself and your loved ones.

First – your productivity, energy level, sleep, health, mood, appearance, confidence, and performance all suffer without regular exercise and proper nutrition.

Second – What kind of example are you setting for your children? Remember, poor diet and lack of exercise contribute to a host of debilitating health conditions such as: low self-esteem, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure, insomnia, and high cholesterol…to name a few.

EASILY REMEDIED – Try this simple positive change and see how much better you feel. Successful weight loss and exercise are as much a product of organization as they are of effort.
This weekend set aside 30-60 minutes and cook up your food for the week.
Chop up zucchini, squash, mushrooms and peppers and tossed them into 2 pans with olive oil. Throw chicken breasts, salmon, and steak in 2 other pans (the salmon goes in after the pork chops were done).
When the veggies were done boil up 2 cups of jasmine rice.
No recipe. No fancy technique. Just a cutting board, a stove top, and plenty of tupperware.
I now have 2 healthy meals for each of the next 5 days. I can add spinach and arugula to any of the proteins for a healthy salad. (I choose to add walnuts, pomegranate, and some of my cooked veggies). The steak, chicken breasts, and salmon with veggies are delicious all by themselves.

Total cooking time: 50 minutes. You can take them to work with you, heat them up in minutes and be the envy of everyone in your office. There is nothing like a delicious homemade meal to keep you healthy and perk up your day!
You will feel good about taking care of yourself and setting a good example for your kids.

Using a personal trainer to guide you through the sometimes daunting process of correct fitness training and nutrition is the easiest way to achieve all your health and fitness goals, they are also great at motivating you when your enthusiasm is down.